I would like to volunteer

Why volunteer with Canopy?

Volunteering at Canopy is being part of a team to renovate and decorate a house and make it into a new home for someone that is homeless. You do not need to have already tried DIY, we can teach you everything you’ll need to know. The best way to learn sometimes is to get stuck in and have a try.

You will get the opportunity to try painting, wall papering, sanding, laying laminate flooring, plastering and many more jobs to turn a derelict house into a new home. Once you have been here for a while, you’ll have the opportunity to pass on your new found skills to the newer volunteers.

Canopy has a friendly, relaxed attitude and is keen to welcome new volunteers. Aside from work, we have an office space with computers, laundry facilities and a workshop. We go out on regular outings, arrange various fun activities and spend time, chatting and drinking tea.

Current volunteering opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers for both of our sites at Burley and Harehills in Leeds. To apply, please call our volunteer support worker, Jasmine on M 07956 152 595 or email Jasmine@canopyhousing.org or contact either of our offices: Burley 0113 2946868 or Harehills 0113 2177707.

Bus routes: To get to our Burley office by bus, use any of these buses 19, 19A, 49, 50, 50A.  To get to our Harehills office use numbers 4, 16, 16A, 42, 61, 61A, 87 & 91.


Canopy’s Board provides strategic leadership, support and guidance to its staff. If you would like to volunteer on our Board, please click here.

Canopy volunteers

Volunteer feedback

“Canopy it’s the best thing happen to me since I came to the UK trust me” – Samra

“I love Canopy housing. It is amazing, I really appreciate all their help” – Zayd

“Canopy are a good bunch. As a volunteer they really look after you. You learn new skills that really come in hardy in life and could also lead to employment.” – Adele

“I feel happier and I have learnt to deal with my anxiety a lot better” – Charlie

Click on the above to watch Canopy’s AGM 2020-21 film … A year like no other!